Hank

Hank

Morning all, I thought I would introduce you to my other passion, as you may of read in my last post, I’m a bit of a petrol head, or maybe I should say a bit of a frustrated petrol head, see I love cars, love working on them, would love to restore one, love everything about them, the trouble is I don’t have a garage, well not one big enough to hold a car, so it makes it very difficult to work on it, I have however spent the weekend turning my small garage into a workshop, and i’m really pleased with the result. So now when the weather is warmer and it stops raining I can drive the car up to the workshop and work on it, albeit still outside but better than not being able to work on it at all.

Now I suppose you would like to see my pride and joy.

It’s a 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, imported from sunny California, this is it as I purchased it just over a month ago.

Hank

 

 

As I work on “Hank”(thanks to my wife) I’ll post more shots, I will be showing Hank at Carfest in August this year.

27 comments on “Hank

  1. Dom King

    Nice car Mark. My father in law loves to the tale of how he owned a VW KG when he was posted to germany as a soldier, he ran the engine dry and seized it on the autobahn so he just got out of the car, stuck his thumb out and never saw the car again! Beautiful cars. D

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  2. Cool looking car Mark. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

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  3. Classic Mark. I’m sure you’re going to love working on her.

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  4. It’s a beauty!! You’ll have lots of fun working on it!

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  5. There aren’t many of those around these days. I remember it well, it was a real classic of its time, I even had the Dinky toy version (and that was quite a few years earlier than 1969!). Good luck with the restoration – I look forward to reading of your progress and of course seeing the final gleaming product of all your hard work.

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  6. What a lovely motor, and an exciting project. Looking forward to more photos and news of Hank.

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  7. anitanola

    I had a bright yellow VWKG, last year they were made (was it ’74?) and I loved it. I let my BIL talk me into selling it to him and I’ve regretted it ever since. I hope he still has it and shows it at rallies. It was a beauty.

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  8. What a beauty Mark!

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  9. I love the Karmann Ghia! I remember a high school friend had a green one. I’m a car nut too and wish I had more than one garage. I don’t work on them but I could easily get into collecting. I’m a Datsun Z girl. I had a 1977 280Z that I had to sell when I got divorced over 25 years ago and never got over losing it. Two years ago I picked up a 2007 350Z aptly called “The Baby” who resides in the garage over winter. And heaven help the person who even breathes too close to it. I could easily pick up a few others. I love classic sports cars! I also love the name “Hank” since it was my Dad’s nickname.

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    • Thanks Karen, it’s great to hear you are a car nut too, 350Z is a cool car, over here it’s called a Nissan, but I grew up knowing them as Datsun. Glad you like Hank.

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  10. Good luck with the restoration. In New York / New Jersey for the term “petrol head”, we usually say “motor head”.

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  11. That looks like fun fun fun! sweet ride

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  12. I have not seen this beauty although I follow the world of cars.

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  13. Aaah handsome Hank, I had my eye on a turquoise Karmen Ghia when living in Dubai but I think the guy was trying to rip me off. Beautiful classy cars, he really does deserve a proper garage !

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